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FES launches survey in data collection and sharing in science - deadline 5 September 2016

The Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), institutional supporter of the IASC, invites you to participate in a preliminary study by investigating how data collection and sharing in the scientific community works. Your responses will help FES to better understand how scientists manage their data and will contribute to building better tools and processes for data preservation and knowledge sharing. Please respond before 5 September 2016 via this link.

Responsive Forest Governance Initiative announces 35 new Research Working Papers

The Responsive Forest Governance Initiative (RFGI) is a research program focused on environmental governance in Africa. RFGI is jointly managed by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy (SDEP) Program of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. The 35 working papers that have come from RFGI's research program from 2011 to 2015 are now available at the University of Illinois and the IUCN web pages.

Job opportunity - Postdoc Research Associate Rangeland Social Science - Dpt. of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado Univ.

The Department of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship of Colorado University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Rangeland Social-Ecological Systems (RSES) Lab in the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, led by Dr. María Fernández-Giménez. The RSES Lab is a highly productive interdisciplinary group that focuses on rangeland ecological dynamics and the management practices and institutions that support them.

Call for nominations President-Elect and Council Members IASC

In the fall of 2016, the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) will hold regular elections for President-Elect and two Council Member positions. The Nominatimg Committee of the IASC therefore welcomes nominations for these positions.

Impact factor International Journal of the Commons increased

The 2015 Impact Factor for The International Journal of the Commons, the open-access peer-reviewed academic journal of the IASC, has been released. It has gone up from 1.463 in 2014 (55/100 (Social Sciences Edition, category Environmental Studies = Q3) to 1.792 (40/104 (Social Sciences Edition, category Environmental Studies = Q2). The editorial team of the journal thank authors, editors, and reviewers for their continuing commitment to high-quality standards.

Call for Papers, Panels, and Posters - XVI Biennial IASC Conference (Utrecht, 10-14 July 2017) - Deadline 15 October 2016

The local organizers of the XVI Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons welcome abstracts for papers, posters, and panels to be presented at this conference, to be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, from 10 to 14 July 2017.

International Journal of the Commons announces winners of Elinor Ostrom Award for Most Innovative Paper 2015

he International Journal of the Commons, official publication of the IASC, recently announced that the Elinor Ostrom Award for Most Innovative Paper of the Year 2015 has been awarded to Daniel Wright, Krister Andersson, Clark Gibson, and Tom Evans for their contribution 'What incentivizes local forest conservation efforts? Evidence from Bolivia'.

Triodos Foundation new supporting member of IASC

As of June 2016, Triodos Foundation has joined the IASC as supporting member for the period 2016-2020. Triodos Foundation has over 40 years of experience within working with gift money for the purpose of a sustainable society and a greater quality of life. Triodos Foundation's aim is to stimulate national and international initiatives that instigate social renewal, especially in organic farming, development, the environment, sustainable energy, arts and culture, education and health care. Triodos Foundation serves as an intermediary between donors and a broad range of projects.

Call for Proposals for organizing IASC Biennial Conference 2019

The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) is now accepting preliminary proposals from individuals/organizations interested in HOSTING our 17th Biennial Conference in 2019.

IASC Biennial Conferences bring together commons scholars and practitioners from around the world. Very soon the organizers of the XVI Biennial Conference of the IASC (Utrecht, 10-14 July 2017) will be launching their call for papers, but the IASC Secretariat is already looking for enthusiastic organizers for the 2019 Biennial Conference, given the size of these meetings and the preparation it takes.

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